Former Valencia president Vicente Soriano has revealed that the club are no longer under pressure to sell their star players after receiving a €500million funding boost.
David Villa and David Silva have both been linked with big-money moves away from Los Che, but Soriano has eased fears of an exodus.
Soriano has regained control at Valencia and revealed that an investment group, Inversiones Dalport SA, is willing to pay €500m for the site of the club’s old Mestalla stadium.
“The grand Valencia project was held up by the economic crisis,” Soriano said.
“The club had a serious liquidity problem which paralysed its plan for growth. The very existence of Valencia was under threat but this is no longer the case.”
He added at a press conference: “We don’t need to sell players. We don’t need to detach ourselves from our best sporting assets.
“In front of whatever situation that presents itself with respect to our players we will make a decision together when the moment comes and we are ready to assess whatever conversation with them.
“In principal it’s not necessary to sell, what we will do will only be for sporting interest.
“We want to send out a message of optimism to the fans about the club’s future. Valencia’s debt will be at zero.
“We expect to bring back peace and stability to this great club which it has not had lately.
“Our only mission is to take Valencia back to its true sporting level.
“The economic crisis put the breaks on Valencia’s grand project. The club had a serious liquidity problem which paralysed its plan for growth.
“The very existence of Valencia was under threat but this is no longer the case.”